Dysport® (abobotulinumtoxinA) is an injection used to temporarily improve your moderate to severe frown lines without changing the overall look of your face. Dysport® works by blocking the signal from the nerve to the muscles, ultimately resulting in a reduction of muscle activity and temporarily preventing contraction of the muscles that cause frown lines. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling.
Dysport® is injected using a very small needle and discomfort is usually minimal. The procedure itself usually takes approximately 15 minutes. Within 24-48 hours you may notice a softening in the appearance of your moderate to severe frown lines and crows feet. You should allow a full 7-10 days to see the full results. The effects of Dysport® typically last up 2-4 months. Your own results may vary – be sure to talk to Dr. Thornton about what you can expect and when to schedule your next appointment.
As with any procedure, it is important to discuss all medical conditions with you provider. If you have an allergy to cow’s milk protein, you should not use Dysport®. You should be sure to report allergies to any botulinum toxin product or if you have experienced any side effect from any other botulinum toxin in the past.
Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid filler that has been safely used worldwide since 1996. Hyaluronic acid is a natural building block material that exists in human skin to provide volume and fullness. Restylane® is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds such as the creases that form from the nose to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds). Restylane® was also recently FDA-approved for lip enhancement and rejuvenation.
Restylane® is injected in small amounts through either an ultra-fine needle or a blunt cannula. It is pre-mixed with lidocaine numbing medication, lessening any post-injection discomfort. For lip enhancement or rejuvenation, you may elect to have your lips blocked with a numbing injection prior to placing the product. Restylane® typically lasts 6-9 months